Cover image for Wanda [videorecording (DVD)]
Wanda [videorecording (DVD)]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (103 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (10 unnumbered and folded pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)
"With her first and only feature film--a hard-luck drama she wrote, directed, and starred in--Barbara Loden turned in a groundbreaking work of American independent cinema, bringing to life a kind of character seldom seen on-screen. Set amid a soot-choked Pennsylvania landscape, and shot in an intensely intimate vérité style, the film takes up with distant and soft-spoken Wanda (Loder), who has left her husband, lost custody of her children, and now finds herself alone, drifting between dingy bars and motels, where she falls prey to a series of callous men--including a bank robber who ropes her into his next criminal scheme. An until now difficult-to-see masterpiece that has nonetheless exerted an outsize influence on generations of artists and filmmakers, Wanda is a compassionate and wrenching portrait of a woman stranded on society's margins"--Container.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1; 1.37:1 aspect ratio; Dolby Digital monaural.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG.
Video disc
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1970.

Features: New 2K digital restoration by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, The Film Foundation, and Gucci; I Am Wanda, an hour-long documentary by Katja Raganelli featuring an interview with director Barbara Loden filmed in 1980; Audio recording of Loden speaking to students at the American Film Institute in 1971; Segment from a 1971 episode of The Dick Cavett Show featuring Loden; The Frontier Experience (1975), a short educational film about a pioneer woman's struggle to survive, directed by and starring Loden; Trailer; An essay by film critic Amy Taubin.